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    Charles

    PerfectPhase said:
    Charles said:
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     I've heard a lot of people say you'll just be able to spin up 100,000 instances compute your problem and release the instances. 

    Wondering how much standby capacity these data centers will have.  If you only have customers adding and releasing a few instances at a time then things balance out, but if you have a small set of users causing huge peaks then there must be a large amount of standby capacity not earning money for the hoster?

    The standby capacity is a virtual problem: the "computers" that spin up are VMs.

    C